The kettlebell marathon is one of the origins of kettlebell sport.
- Until 2010, it was considered more of a personal challenge than a competitive sport.
Today the popularity of kettlebell marathons is increasing around the world, and the IKMF is leading the way in standardizing rules and promoting competitions.
- Since 2020, IKMF has been open to other disciplines such as IKMF games (created by Stéphane Dauvergne, IKMF founder and president) and pentathlon (created by Valéry Fedorenko) in order to reach out a wider audience.
Now IKMF can be proposed competition from children (7 years) to senior (>70 years).
- Since 2021 due to the large number of events in competition IKMF has decided to divide its world championship into 2 parts:
- first part in April: IKMF Games (only with 1 kettlebell) + Kettlebell Half Marathon (30 minutes) + Pentathlon with 2 kettlebells (2 kettlebells, 3 minutes per movement / 3 minutes rest). New for 2023.
- second part in November: IKMF games (with 2 kettlebells only) + Kettlebell marathon (60 minutes) + pentathlon with 1 kettlebell (classic)
- From January 1 , 2023
IKMF will award a belt (boxing or wrestling type belt) to the country that has won the most medals in the general team classification.
A cash prize will be offered, to the best in their category of body weight, movement, age and sex. During a draw which will be carried out the day before the competition, during the opening ceremony.
- Annual registration for member countries: 120eu
- Document Rank and ikmf record: 15euro
- Judge's diploma: 15 euro
- Registration for the competition for one event: 75euro
For non IKMF member countries
- Document Rank and ikmf record: 30 euro
- Judge's diploma: 30 euro
- Registration for the competition for one event: 130 euro
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